From Ridgefield to McMahon
Brendan Duddy & Brandon Miller
PrideTime Senior Editor & PrideTime Reporter
McMahon has many special people that come from so many different backgrounds and each one of them has a unique story that most don’t know. This is the story of Callum Man and the endless dedication that he has shown to being a senator.
Every morning Callum wakes up at his home in Ridgefield, CT at 6:00. He then takes a 30 minute bus ride to get to school on time. He says that he chose to go to McMahon because he wanted to “try something new and meet new people.” He also says he “loved the classes at McMahon and the environment.”
After school, Callum goes home and begins his homework before getting ready to go to soccer practice. He then leaves his home at 5:15 pm for a practice that begins at 6:00 pm. Callum was given the opportunity that very few sophomores are given. He was promoted to the varsity boys soccer team from JV.
When asked what it felt like being moved up to varsity, Callum responded with “I was proud but at the same time worried because I was scared I wasn't good enough.” However, he believes he is still getting better everyday but he’s still not sure if he’s at that level yet.
The biggest difference for him, besides the talent level, between JV and varsity is that “JV is more fun and relaxing and kids not taking things as serious while varsity thinks more.” He went on to give an example of “they look for a pass instead of just running through the defense.”
Calum says that his love of soccer came from his father who grew up in England where soccer was the popular sport to play. Callum also says he began playing soccer when he was about five or six years old. His ultimate goal was to make his high school’s soccer team and now that he’s achieved that goal, he was proud of himself and of the team for making States and FCIACS.
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